Hi, quick contest (in Contests)


Mastodont May 4 2005 9:11 AM EDT

I don't have time to play this game, so I'm giving my stuff away.

The 10 first people who respond to this post are in the contest.
Only 1 reply per person.
When there is 10 replies i will randomize a number between 1-10 and
winner recieves:

A Mithril Cuirass [35] (+30) 287,237
A Mithril Chain Mail [28] (+4) 43,535
A Shadow Cloak [10] (+3) 25,209
A Pair of Elven Boots [6] (+4) 15,387
A Helm of Durin [8] (+5) 28,925
A Mithril Shield [15] (+4) 15,148
A Tattoo of Augmentation lvl 1,920 32,175
A Morgul-Hammer [84x15] (+15) 268,187
An Enforcer's Crossbow [4x15] (+15) 265,975
A Compound Bow [5x5] (+5) 36,846

QBRanger May 4 2005 9:12 AM EDT

Im in.

Ranger.

Nixon Jibfest May 4 2005 9:12 AM EDT

5

Nixon Jibfest May 4 2005 9:12 AM EDT

i'm assuming we pick a number? or are you assigning each of us numbers?

Duke May 4 2005 9:13 AM EDT

Hi


That generous of you.Thx duke

WeaponX May 4 2005 9:13 AM EDT

me

Mastodont May 4 2005 9:14 AM EDT

no need to pick a number, you get the number in the order you reply :)

Sacredpeanut May 4 2005 9:16 AM EDT

I'll play :P

Lumpy Koala May 4 2005 9:17 AM EDT

yay :D

QBJohnnywas May 4 2005 9:19 AM EDT

I'm game

AdminShade May 4 2005 9:19 AM EDT

hmmm wow 7th

markxe May 4 2005 9:20 AM EDT

hiya

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 9:20 AM EDT

ooo, i want

AdminShade May 4 2005 9:20 AM EDT

why not give each of the 10 players a random item from the 10 you give away?

DizzyGuy May 4 2005 9:21 AM EDT

me!

AdminShade May 4 2005 9:23 AM EDT

took 10 minutes for 10 people to reply... impressive

Mastodont May 4 2005 9:24 AM EDT

Ranger 1
Nixon Jibfest 2
Duke 3
MegamanV 4
Sacredpeanut 5
Nonsensical Knight 6
Johnnywas 7
Shade 8
markxe 9
smallpau1 10

these are the contestants, I'll be back shortly with winning number.

QBRanger May 4 2005 9:26 AM EDT

Would it be fairer to have each person win 1 items instead of 1 winning them all?

Unless thats me of course.

QBJohnnywas May 4 2005 9:27 AM EDT

LOL at Ranger =)

AdminShade May 4 2005 9:27 AM EDT

if i would win i would randomly send the other 9 people an item.

Sacredpeanut May 4 2005 9:28 AM EDT

I would too :)

QBRanger May 4 2005 9:29 AM EDT

Im game if everyone else is.

QBJohnnywas May 4 2005 9:29 AM EDT

Yeah, me too. It's Wednesday after all. Happy wednesday!

Nixon Jibfest May 4 2005 9:30 AM EDT

i'd agree... but would fully understand if the winner kept the MH for himself.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 9:30 AM EDT

same here.

Sacredpeanut May 4 2005 9:31 AM EDT

Well thats 6 of us, 60% chance of getting something, yay :P

Nixon Jibfest May 4 2005 9:32 AM EDT

we probably need 100% agreement. otherwise, whoever doesn't prolly should be part of the giveaway.

AdminShade May 4 2005 9:34 AM EDT

we won't need the agreement if Mastodont decides to do it that way himself ;)

Mastodont May 4 2005 9:38 AM EDT

There, sorry for taking so long.

Winning number is 4 (MegamanV)

this program was used (olny source code available)

Sacredpeanut May 4 2005 9:40 AM EDT

Congrats :P

AdminShade May 4 2005 9:41 AM EDT

too bad for us most likely :(

sad to see you leaving Masto :\

QBJohnnywas May 4 2005 9:42 AM EDT

Happy wednesday to the Megaman! =)

Nice competition Mastodont. Best of luck!

Mastodont May 4 2005 9:43 AM EDT

Says MegamanV does not exist (or banned) when im trying to send...
What could be the problem?

WeaponX May 4 2005 9:43 AM EDT

char is the red death

Majestik Moose May 4 2005 9:43 AM EDT

lol.. that was good prizes.. congratz to megaman

Mastodont May 4 2005 9:45 AM EDT

Sent it now, have fun :)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 9:49 AM EDT

congrats...=|...lol

budice May 4 2005 10:01 AM EDT

any room for me

QBRanger May 4 2005 10:02 AM EDT

Its over Bud, its over.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 10:02 AM EDT

over, and only megaman got something, using it? hmm...lol

QBRanger May 4 2005 10:06 AM EDT

Take a look at Mastodont's purchase and transfer logs, very interesting. Especially that only 1 person got all that great stuff.

I dont know, but the Mulder in me is thinking of things.

Nixon Jibfest May 4 2005 10:19 AM EDT

lol... didn't take long for the items to go on sale.

QBRanger May 4 2005 10:31 AM EDT

Something is very fishy and its not the tuna or trout.

deifeln May 4 2005 10:33 AM EDT

/me wants to give away my stuff worth USD too!!!

QBRanger May 4 2005 10:34 AM EDT

I think someone higher up, like an Admin or Jon needs to do some checking as to if this is a dirty contest. IE a way for a multi to transfer items among his accounts.

WeaponX May 4 2005 10:36 AM EDT

i've asked bart to check it to satisfy your questions

Nixon Jibfest May 4 2005 10:39 AM EDT

i dont see anything fishy.

QBRanger May 4 2005 10:44 AM EDT

Gee,

Items going from one camper to another camper.

Items going to one of the few who did not offer to share the wealth. Of the 4 who did not offer to share, I personally do know 2 of the 4 and they would have.

The speed of the contest.

The sheer amount of value of the items just given away.

The transfer and purchase logs of Mastodont, that is emptyness.

Why were all items given to one camper rather than 1 item to each person?

All these are honest questions that need honest answers. No accusations but just many questions.








Duke May 4 2005 10:48 AM EDT

what happen with the sharing

WeaponX May 4 2005 10:51 AM EDT

mastadont was a camper in the early days. since these messages appear to be going to him still if he could get on and tell everyone that i did not cheat i would appreciate it.

Majestik Moose May 4 2005 10:53 AM EDT

I think Mastodont did a very cool blastoff..(always make a good outry, if the entry wasn't loud enough). If I were to quit, and putting my stuff on lottery, all would definitly go to the same person.

Also.. what on earth would he win on sending all his stuff away in a "fixed" lottery????
If he wanted Megaman to get them, he could just have sent them directly, (like MrChuckles did to me)....

LumpBot May 4 2005 11:08 AM EDT

Majestik, Ranger is saying he made up this contest to send the items to MegamanV with out getting caught. A direct one sided transfer of this much could get him busted. Seeing as these items are over 150 USD it is odd to me that he never really did anything but camp. He didn't sell, or really fight, or trade or buy. He was absent in the economy, he just camped and then gave it away.

Majestik Moose May 4 2005 11:16 AM EDT

I do not think you see my point.. anyhow, I'm a very bad loser, and I recognize how we usually do after losing something :).

QBRanger May 4 2005 11:25 AM EDT

Moose,

I understand your point correctly.

Just too many strange things occurred and someone I don't know won the whole kit and kaboodle, whereas I knew everyone else in the "contest".

Personally I don't feel I lost something since I did not pay to play in the contest and really did not expect to win. People may think its sour grapes on my part, but its really not.

I just want to know if the contest was truely on the up and up. If it was, then I owe MegaMan an apology and will be the first to give it.

Majestik Moose May 4 2005 11:49 AM EDT

lol.. as said, I'm a bad loser :).. And I even missed entering the contest, cause I was writing on a risk-analysis for honey-production.
Of course I must repress that backdraw, with something...
I most often get over my backdraws within 15 minutes or something.

Todd May 4 2005 12:33 PM EDT

I'm with Ranger on this one.

There are just too many oddities on this one.

1. Two guys who I've never heard of are both online at the same time for the contest. (disclaimer: There are more people I do not know than people I do know here in CB2)
2. Buddy just gives away over $200 US worth of stuff in a heartbeat. Yes, he said online that he has no paypal. But, unless I was going to be out of the country for the next 6 months, I would wait a week in order to get $200 US in the mail.
3. The receiver of the goods seems to know an aweful lot about the guy giving out the stuff.
4. Camping, only to give away stuff for free is the oddest behaviour.

Perhaps it's because I was admin in CB1 and saw my fair share of cheating, so I am naturally suspiscious.

WeaponX May 4 2005 12:39 PM EDT

what do i know about mastadont other than that he camped?

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 12:50 PM EDT

he still has enough items to send to the people that would have shared the items with everyone alse, and still be able to keep the Morg for himself....

WeaponX May 4 2005 12:52 PM EDT

after you all call me a cheater and multi. NO chance

QBJohnnywas May 4 2005 12:52 PM EDT

And at the risk of sounding like a bad loser (!!! BAD LOSER ALERT!!!), the 200k he also received afterwards.....

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 12:54 PM EDT

when did i call you one? hmm, all i said was your not even using them, cuz well, your not... but, they're just trying to figure out how the thing worked out like all this, i guess.

Relic May 4 2005 12:54 PM EDT

Wow, first you call the guy a cheater and a multi and then expect him to give you super nice rares??? What turnip truck did ya'll fall off of? Enjoy the items MegaManV, let everyone cry about losing out on some nice stuff in a random contest.

[Banned]Monty May 4 2005 12:58 PM EDT

man you guys have problems your just upset that u didn't get anything if this was you, you wouln't be complaining. so shut up and let Megaman enjoy his stuff!

QBJohnnywas May 4 2005 1:05 PM EDT

Mmm, Glory and Monty are right. It's only a game after all. MegamanV I apologize for my entry into this.

Wasp [Demon Forging] May 4 2005 1:10 PM EDT

Thing I don't understand is what Masta's actual role in the game was. His character is small, his tattoo is barely used. It seems all this character did was camp in the past, and then make this contest now, giving all stuff to one lucky winner, who wouldn't share the goods. I Mean this does look extremely dodgy, can't an admin look deeper into this, like very deep.

[Banned]Monty May 4 2005 1:16 PM EDT

"I don't have time to play this game, so I'm giving my stuff away. "


maybe he didn't have enough time to camp?

grrr /stab Wasp.

Vagabond May 4 2005 1:17 PM EDT

Mastodont, 9:43 AM EDT
Says MegamanV does not exist (or banned) when im trying to send... What could be the problem?

MegamanV, 9:43 AM EDT
char is the red death


Mutli? Unlikely. Either a very clever or very dumb one.

Wasp [Demon Forging] May 4 2005 1:21 PM EDT

I mean, he hasn't got the time to camp anymore? He hasnt camped in months for a start, he hasn't done anything. Campers usually camp to gain profit from it. He camped, sold some gear, marginally upped his gear, done nothing for a few months and then gave it all away. Im sorry this as dodgy as it gets.

bartjan May 4 2005 1:37 PM EDT

" i've asked bart to check it to satisfy your questions". No, you didn't (AFAIK).

But anyway, unless some very clever (ab)use of proxies is involved, one of the lives in the USA, the other in Sweden.

WeaponX May 4 2005 1:41 PM EDT

i pmed you bart but you were afk so i asked boo but he had to go to work

Reebok May 4 2005 1:51 PM EDT

/me thinks of prior hacked accounts "contests"

There can be something fishy going on without implicating Megaman.

LumpBot May 4 2005 1:57 PM EDT

I don't want you to think that I am branding you a multi, I was just pointing out the facts. It could all be coincidence, but it does just look odd that someone would not enjoy talking to anybody, trading, or selling. He just camped a few rares and gave them away. Doesn't sound like much of a game to me.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 1:59 PM EDT

Why does someone camp if not for USD?

Thats a question that needs to be asked...=S

QBRanger May 4 2005 2:01 PM EDT

Sefton camps so he can get cb2 for his character, but most campers sell for usd.

WeaponX May 4 2005 2:02 PM EDT

i entered the contest in good faith. i can only assume it was run fairly and until i have proof it was not i think you who called me a cheat or multi should be ashamed

LumpBot May 4 2005 2:03 PM EDT

Megaman you can't go slamming other people, even you have to agree it is suspicious. If it was anyone else that got over 200 USD worth of items, you would think differently.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 4 2005 2:03 PM EDT

He didn't have a character above 10k MPR, so it wasn't that....=/

And from the looks of this giveaway he had plenty of items to start an awesome char. Knowing he didn't have paypal.

QBRanger May 4 2005 2:05 PM EDT

I never called you a multi. I said things are very suspicious and needs to be looked into further.

I did say one explanation is that you could be a multi. But there are others as well.

WeaponX May 4 2005 2:08 PM EDT

was it that way when chuckles did the same thing? he held no contest he just gave Moose alot of great stuff. i'm happy for Moose and i think chuckles had the coolest send off ever.

mchaos May 4 2005 2:10 PM EDT

While I agree that Mastodont's contest was a little odd, it's not that strange, if he's in Sweden then selling the items for real money is a headache, and if he doesn't want to play anymore, he has no interest in starting an awesome character. I know everyone's feeling a little hurt and rejected that he doesn't want to play CB anymore, but that's no reason to take it out on MegamanV.

Also, as further proof that they're not in cahoots, who competes with their own multi in a bidding war?

http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=001B55

AdminG Beee May 4 2005 2:11 PM EDT

After the feedback from Bart I thought this thread would have died. What happened to innocent until proven guilty ?

Biscuitback May 4 2005 2:11 PM EDT

lol.. i shouldn't stick my nose in anything..

i know megaman pretty good, and i never heard of the other guy, but i do know megaman isn't a multi or a cheater.

megaman has plenty of rare items now and had a boat load in the past. he's a camper/ need to make a real minion and join my clan.

but he's a good guy. and been around a long time. the other guy, i never heard of him before til now.

just also wanted to add " congrats megaman".

Nixon Jibfest May 4 2005 2:16 PM EDT

will this reach 100 posts?

QBRanger May 4 2005 2:17 PM EDT

G Beee,

Yes innocent till proven guilty, but sometimes an investigation does need to occur to show there is no guilt.

All I did was say there are some very suspicious things going on with this contest, the way it was done and the results. I wanted someone higher up to check into things. Obviously Im not an admin and admins have powers that I do not.

As you can see, I am not alone in my questions.

AdminG Beee May 4 2005 2:19 PM EDT

I agree Ranger but there's no better Admin for looking at this kind of thing than Bart and he's already replied.

Thread closed unless an other admin wants to contribute.

AdminShade May 4 2005 2:42 PM EDT

sigh people, come on get a life...

Yes I joined the contest and i found it too bad that i didn't win.

I have known Mastodont from CB1 when he had an amazing Gekko outfit for his character.

As bartjan said the 2 people live in very different parts of the world, America and Sweden.

Just let it rest and whine at a wall instead of going on a witch hunt on here.


Shade's €0.02
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